September Foodie Pen Pal


It’s that time again – foodie pen pal reveal day!


The Lean Green Bean


This month I received some awesome treats from Pam at Scrumptious Bento.

sept foodie penpal

First off, I loved opening it up to see the pink polka dot tissue paper! So cheery and bright.

Inside the box was: 2 Clif Bars (Crunchy Peanut Butter & Peanut Toffee Buzz), Nori Maki Arare (rice crackers with seaweed), SunRype 100% fruit mini bites, Blue Diamond Baked Nut Chips, Agave Nectar, Nature’s Harvest Maui Wowi trail mix, and a recipe for Sweet’n’Spicy Nuts (which uses the agave nectar).

The fruit bites were gone within a couple days – they were awesome. I love fruit snacks and actually don’t ever buy them because they are a total binge food for me. These were so full of flavor that the 1/4 cup serving was enough!

The Blue Diamond chips were also really good. They’re the type of product I’ll see on the shelf but won’t because I don’t know if they’ll be good for the price. I had these with hummus and it was a great pairing. They also filled me up, and kept me full, much longer than “regular” chips.

I can’t wait to make the recipe she sent that uses the agave nectar. It’s a new-to-me ingredient which is always exciting.

So, another exciting (and delicious) month of Foodie Pen Pals!

I sent a box to Sarah of The Backpack Bees this month as well. Go check out the goodies!


And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa.

If you’re interested in participating for October, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by October 4th as pairings will be emailed on October 5th!

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